Friday, June 23, 2017

1637 Lobster Louie ~ A Sandra Caldwell New Release

Hi everyone! It's New Release Friday at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop, Babycakes Digis and Designs and she has some dandy images for us again this week. The Design Team has done their usual fabulous job creating projects with some of them but Sandra always has a few surprises for us, too. This week, I chose to play with the new image called 1637 Lobster Louie. Isn't he cute?

I coloured Louie with a mix of Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils and then used blue PanPastel to colour the water around him. The bubbles were given a coat of Glossy Accents both for the dimension and the shine. In order to include the bubbles which are part of the image, I cut Louie out in a wavy fashion, leaving background all around him. This was matted with black cardstock and a narrow border was left to help Louie pop against the background.

Speaking of backgrounds, this one started as a clean up sheet where I rolled left over paint onto white cardstock when gel printing. I cut it down to a 6 x 8 inch rectangle. Joggles Vintage Correspondence stamp was applied in places with Manganese Blue Archival ink. Using the same ink, Stampotique Originals Dot Swirl stamp and a mesh stamp were also added. Louie likes his bubbles so more were added by scraping Texture Paste through Carabelle Studios Always Circles Template. Once dry, a blue Inktense pencil was used next to the bottom edge and the shadow was activated with a water brush. A ittle yellow and pink Inktense were also added to the bubbles with the water brush.

The sand area was torn from a corrugated coffee sleeve. Coffee and Tree Branch Archival Inks were applied directly to vary the colour of the sand. Brown acrylic paint was mixed with Texture Paste and added here and there with a palette knife. Shell pieces were adhered in both corners. The sentiment, printed on white cardstock, was cut into individual words which were matted with black. Foam tape popped up the words and Louie. A simple doodled border was added with black pen and Black Big Brush pen was used to edge the background. Finally, black cardstock cut slightly bigger than the background, was adhered to the back of the page to frame it.

Thanks for popping by today. Louie and I appreciate that!To see more of Sandra's new releases, be sure and pop by her Etsy shop, babycakesdnd. Stop off at the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook group to see the awesome projects featuring these new releases created by the DT members. New release day is always a treat and you won't want to miss a thing :)

Life is good; so is art.

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